Putty Squad spawns a special collector’s edition

System 3’s platformer Putty Squad headlines the news section in this month’s Retro Gamer magazine.


As well as confirming that the retro revamp – first announced way back in 2010 – is still alive and bouncing, it also has been revealed that the newly announced collector’s edition will contain something very special – the Amiga version on disk.

An Amiga 3.5″ floppy disk, to be more specific.

The Amiga version was originally due out in 1994 but despite being finished, and even sent out to magazines for review, it was eventually canned. As such, this collector’s edition is likely to be highly sought after by fans of all things retro.

“I can’t wait to see people playing this at retro shows across the country” System 3’s Mark Cale enthusiastically declares during Retro Gamer’s interview.


Rather than a simple re-release, System 3 are giving the game a total HD overhaul.

Free downloadable content will also be available from day one, but you’ll have to work for it by finding and collecting the stickers hidden around the redrawn levels.

The incredibly belated 2D platformer is due out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, 3DS, Xbox 360, PC and Mac next month. Sadly, it would appear that the Wii U version has suffered the same fate as the Amiga original.

Try as we might, we cannot find an online retailer offering the collector’s edition to pre-order. ShopTo does have the standard edition on their site though, currently at priced at £24.85, while GAME are asking £29.99.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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